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Tumblr patches hole after malicious site attack

Joab Jackson | Dec. 4, 2012
Popular online social networking site Tumblr was ravaged on Monday by an Internet worm that spewed racist and inflammatory messages across thousands of user accounts.

This is not the first time GNAA has been in the press for online tomfoolery. Most recently, when the Northeast U.S. was hit by Hurricane Sandy, members of the group used Twitter to fool several media outlets into reporting that looting was taking place in areas affected by the storm.

Founded in 2007, Tumblr now hosts 83.2 million blogs, with a staff of 125 employees.


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